Why Work at SBCSC?

South Bend is a revitalized city evolving to meet the needs of the community including expanding free Wi-Fi throughout the city and free in-home internet service for SBCSC students. You’ll find day spas and fitness centers throughout the area, and our own South Bend Cubs minor league baseball team.

With lakes, pools, golf courses, hiking, cross country skiing, and ice skating, South Bend offers a surprising number of recreational choices throughout the county and the city’s 56 public parks and venues. South Bend has a midwest college town feel, boasting six universities and colleges in St. Joseph County and all that goes with that—ethnic restaurants, festivals, museums, athletic events, and performances. South Bend is a destination all its own. 

Connected innovation

Our wide array of educational choices are backed up with cutting edge technology and teaching methodologies.

  • Accessible classroom technology at all grade levels
  • Career and technical education, magnet, and pre-kindergarten programs
  • Dual language immersion programs
  • Free in-home internet services and devices
  • Project Lead the Way Schools of Distinction
  • Virtual learning

Connected growth

Teaching and non-teaching staff have a variety of professional development opportunities throughout their careers.
  • Annual “Thought Leadership Conference
  • “Back-to-School University” for teachers
  • Summer employment options
  • Weekly “Professional Learning” activities

Connected benefits

  • $43K starting salary for new teachers
  • $2K bonus for STEM and Special Education teachers
  • Mentorship opportunities, extended day opportunities, and special education certifications
  • Paid emergency permits for teachers seeking certification in math, science, and secondary ELA
  • Paid National Board Certification fees and $5K stipend for successful completion
  • Retention stipends for emergency permit certification
  • Retention stipends up to $1.2K
  • Teacher Leaders earn up to $5K for district curriculum development
  • Retention stipends up to $1.2K
  • Retention stipends for emergency permit certification




  • Swanson Traditional School was named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education, one of six in Indiana. The award is given to schools based on their progress in closing achievement gaps or overall academic performance among student subgroups.
  • Adams High School named 2020 Purple Star school, the only school in St. Joseph County to earn this award. The Indiana Department of Education Purple Star school designation honors schools that have displayed a significant commitment to service members, veterans, students, and families connected to our nation’s military.
  • Dr. C. Todd Cummings, Superintendent of South Bend Community School Corporation, has been named one of 25 “Superintendents to Watch” nationally by the National Schools Public Relations Association (NSPRA) for “demonstrating dynamic, fast-paced leadership with strong communication at its core.”
  • South Bend’s Riley High School was named a “Distinguished School” by Project Lead the Way (PLTW) for two years in a row. PLTW is an Indianapolis based non-profit that offers students the opportunity to develop skills for “problem solving, critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and communication“ through a STEM based curriculum.
  • We are a local leader in closing the digital divide. We partner with City of South Bend and enFocus as Citywide Classroom South Bend to provide internet services and devices to local students and families in the City of South Bend to make sure they can continue to learn effectively. See the WNIT segment about our partnership.

 Citywide Classroom Video


  • SBCSC partnered with City of South Bend and enFocus to launch Citywide Classroom South Bend. The purpose of this collaboration is to expand connectivity resources typically found in South Bend classrooms into the neighborhoods and homes of the students we serve.
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  • SBCSC was lauded as a national model for virtual education with its innovative response to providing reliable internet service to the community: Good Morning America, TODAY Show, New York Times, Bloomberg, and CNN, among others.

  • A video project developed and produced by Riley High School Principal Shawn Henderson and Communications Associate Director and videographer George Jones IV was featured on The Wendy Williams Show on May 4. Wendy interviewed Principal Henderson during the live broadcast about the unique way he and members of the RHS community honored the Class of 2020.


  • The U.S. News 2019 Best High Schools includes John Adams High School at #44 in Indiana, in the top 12% nationally, and is one of two high schools in St. Joseph County to rank in Indiana’s top 50.